Sr. Design Engineer - Building Automation/HVAC Controls - Richmond, VA

Job Description

Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Business Unit: Regional Solutions & Services Americas
Requisition Number: 242571
Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Richmond
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Associate's Degree / College Diploma
Travel Required: 5%

Job Description:

Design Engineer Job Description

Are you ready to design and create the equipment, machines, and systems that light our homes and power our economy?  

Position Overview

This position is for a design engineer, who works with our local Siemens team to sell, design, install, and service building automation systems. Building automation system consists of electronic digitally communicating Direct Digital Controls for HVAC applications in commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. The systems are comprised of servers, computers, digital programmable controllers, sensors, and actuators to operate HVAC systems and monitor them. The design engineer works with a team of design engineers under an engineering supervisor to develop designs for projects. Projects are installed by project managers, field electricians and technicians, then turned over to our service team for ongoing support.  


  • Develops the most complex building automation system, DDC, HVAC controls designs.

  • Generates drawings, schedules, submittals, plans, and specifications for contract and installation submittal packages to meet project specifications.

  • Generates as-built drawings and operation & maintenance manuals for project close-out.

  • Analyzes contract documents to develop design documents, selects products to meet design and specification intent.

  • Responsible for identifying and resolving constructability and project scope issues.

  • Develops initial system database for field installation.

  • Responsible for ordering project materials and maintaining project schedule with respect to product availability.

  • Supports field installation team with engineering re-designs, phone support, on-site support, construction meetings, etc.

  • Supports sales team with project review and scope analysis. Participates in site investigations as necessary.

  • Preempts potential problems and provides effective solutions in reaction to application of concepts, techniques, knowledge, or processes.

  • Displays original thinking in applying principles, theories, and concepts on a wide range of problems.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge with HVAC and electrical systems

  • Strong knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, electrical and electronic engineering as it applies to HVAC controls & Building Automation Systems

  • Strong knowledge of network types and protocols

  • Thorough knowledge of project construction environment and submittal processes

  • Proficiency of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

  • Proficiency with Computed Aided Drafting software, in particular AutoCAD is required.

  • Proficiency with drafting and engineering drawings standards is required.

  • Successfully serves as point of authority and/or source of technical/scientific knowledge for area of expertise.

  • BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification may be required in some areas.

  • Develops team members through mentoring and coaching in complex subjects.

  • Demonstrates professional principles and skills.

  • Typically 10+ years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of key responsibilities and knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong self-motivator  

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and has around 71,000 employees worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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